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by fountainhall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 68
Views: 2546

Re: N Korea

The Economist cover this week rather nicely sums up last week's summit

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by fountainhall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

He divides us from our Allies, is Putin writing this script?l Putin and Xi are carving up the world with spectacular success! One wonders what will be Trump's position if Putin, having annexed Crimea with zero opposition, next makes a move on the Baltic States where there remain over a million natu...
by fountainhall
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: What to do, what to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: What to do, what to do?

Captain Kirk wrote:We got a week and a half of warm, sunny, dry days mostly getting 20C+ followed by four days of almost constant rain.

Scotland's notoriously short summer obviously arrived early this year :o :o
by fountainhall
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?
Replies: 58
Views: 8877

Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

X-Size has taken over the old Heart Beat Club on soi Wall Street. It's called G Boys now. Heartbeat Club must have been closed for about 5 years or thereabouts. I wonder if the layout inside is the same now. I used to visit with friends and we liked the series of U-shaped booths on the right of the...
by fountainhall
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 495
Views: 41205

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

So the new swamp of Trump's own making has just reached new depths. A law suit has been launched by the New York State Attorney General's office alleging Trump and his three older children illegally used funds from the Trump Foundation, including making political donations and generally using it as ...
by fountainhall
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 68
Views: 2546

Re: N Korea

In an earlier post I suggested that in comparing the Trump/Kim meeting with the Chamberlain/Hitler 'peace in our time' meeting GB was not comparing like for like. I now take that back. Looking at what Trump has been saying and comparing it to the words of Chamberlain after Munich and what Kim has ac...
by fountainhall
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 68
Views: 2546

Re: N Korea

Firecat69 and I rarely agree on China, but in this case he is spot on. Having got rid of the regular joint US/South Korea military exercises, President Xi will be even happier than Kim. The return on his investment in letting Kim use his personal 747 has been huge. The statement from South Korea jus...
by fountainhall
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 68
Views: 2546

Re: N Korea

The clips of footage we are getting from Singapore are fascinating. Kim arriving in President Xi's private 747. So much for China being kept out of the loop. Trump arriving for lunch with Prime Minister Lee today and looking exhausted, barely smiling. We know he hates long distance flights. Between ...
by fountainhall
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: China Trip 4: Chengdu, Pandas and Jiuzhaigou (reposted with pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: China Trip 4: Chengdu, Pandas and Jiuzhaigou (reposted with pics)

To update the situation re the Jiuzhaigou National Park which was devastated by last year's earthquake and closed to visitors. There is good and bad news. The good is that the Park reopened last month. The bad is that only a part is open, visitors are limited to just 2,000 per day - pre 'quake there...
by fountainhall
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: No Problem For Nazi Symbols in Thailand
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: No Problem For Nazi Symbols in Thailand

Many may not know very much about Hitler and the Nazis, any more than many westerners know about Hirohito and Tojo, but they do know who he was. Even though I was at school in the UK in the late 50s and 60s and so much closer to the events, I doubt if at that time we were taught about the war in th...

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